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Customer Travel Tips for Banff

83% Avg. city rating Rated by 98 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 90%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 90%

Culture 79%

Nightlife / partying 81%

Value for money 76%

Customer Travel Tips for Banff

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84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


01 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Banff Brewing Co.

Liked: The sightseeing

Disliked: The prices

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
89% Avg. rating


13 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at least 5 days, there is so much to see and do

Liked: Amazing city if you like the outdoors. Beautifull things to see and great thinga to do. A good mixt of city and nature

Disliked: For shopping, everything is expansive

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a car!! It will cost a lot of money to book tours, and the car will give you the freedom to do what you want, whenever you want. It is very easy to find parking.

Liked: Banff is very close to lots of great outdoor excursions with stunning views. It's a great place for a hiker.

Disliked: Aside from the views being abstracted by the forest fire, Banff is fantastic!

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


15 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: come relaxed and chill

Liked: Beauty, location, interesting things to see and do

Disliked: no

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Go out to pubs and try to meet locals. They always know the best things to do. If going to Lake Louise, go early. By 10:30am the parking lot is already getting full. Its very beautiful and peaceful super early in the morning.

Liked: Cozy feel, not too touristy. Easy to navigate. Lots to do as a visitor.

Disliked: Nope.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Relaxation / spa Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Don't wait just do it. Banff is amazing all year round.

Liked: Amazing mountain views. Everything your expect from a town located in the rocky mountains. Local hiking and mountain bike trails range from easy to difficult so there is something for everyone.

Disliked: .

100% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


20 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Pack a lunch and go hiking. Hiking in the mountains is incredibly amazing and the costs are minimal.

Liked: Absolutely beautiful with lots of outdoor activies to do. So many hiking options!

Disliked: nothing

64% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
64% Avg. rating


26 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: GO!

Liked: Absolutely gorgeous outdoor activities!!

Disliked: Nothing.

80% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


24 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: i liked the lake very much

Liked: great for everybodey who likes the outdoors, beautiful nature, much hiking to do

Disliked: no

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


07 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: JUST RELAX HERE! AND GO ON AS MANY HIKES AS POSSIBLE

Liked: THE MOUNTAINS AND THE HIKES

Disliked: ITS EXPENSIVE BUT EXPECTED

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


18 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Bring your swimsuit for the hot springs

Liked: Gorgeous town, lots to see

Disliked: Can be a bit busy

96% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Book your accommodation well in advance. It's impossible (not just expensive, but actually not possible) to get accommodation in Banff on short notice, especially if it isn't winter.

Liked: Banff is in the most picturesque place I've been to. Think Swiss Alps, but in an English-speaking country with people who go out of their way to be friendly. There are dozens of treks to be done and at every level of difficulty. A true hiker's paradise. The Sulphur mountains can be reached on Banff's local buses. Pro-tip: the gondola ride down is free if you stay at the top until 6:30 pm. Lake Louise and Lake Moraine are an hour's drive away, and offer some breathtaking scenery.

Disliked: For such a small town, Banff is rather expensive. So carry extra cash.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


23 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Don't hesitate to ask people who live there for having tips where to go and explore the area. It worth it. They give you good advices.

Liked: Landscapes are amazing and the places to hike are just perfect and beautiful. This is a nice city to stay in. People are really kind and helpfull.

Disliked: Like any other very touristic city, everything is expensive and there is a lot of tourists. The restaurants are pricy and not very good except a few ones.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
73% Avg. rating


22 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Neem de tijd.

Liked: Leuke plaats, zelfs een wintersportgevoel in de zomer. Er is zelfs een kerstwinkel!

Disliked: Vrij druk.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


17 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't stay at HI hostel

Liked: Scenery

Disliked: No

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


17 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Just relax. Enjoy it

Liked: Everyone is so friendly. Lots to do and it's obviously a beautiful place to live

Disliked: I wish I would have been able to find a rental a bit sooner

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


17 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Come in the winter

Liked: Awesome views

Disliked: Preferred Jasper sky tram

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


13 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Banff is not cheap especially if you want to experience the skiing and its traditional cuisine including a meat and cheese fondue at the Grizzly Steakhouse!

Liked: The character of the town center.

Disliked: The expensive bus ride to sunshine ski village.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


25 Feb 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Bring a heavy winter jacket

Liked: Everything was walking distance, clubs, shopping, restaurants

Disliked: Not a lot of parking, very windy.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


20 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: Small town and friendly people but plenty to do. Nice sights.

Disliked: No

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83% Avg. city rating Rated by 98 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 90%

Getting around / public transport 79%

Sightseeing 90%

Culture 79%

Nightlife / partying 81%

Value for money 76%

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